The Prison Optician Trust

Charity Partners | Vulnerable Adults | London

The Prison Optician Trust is dedicated to reducing reoffending by training prisoners in optical skills and helping them find paid work in the optics industry. In its first four years, it helped over 40 prisoners secure employment. In 2016-2019 it trained over 60 prisoners and 45 of them secured paid work with opticians. It is now the largest provider of optometry services into prisons in England and Wales.

The Prison Optician Trust is participating in the Unlocking Insights Programme (a programme we run in partnership with Barclays). For stories from our programmes take a look at the case studies.